Depends on the good habit, if it’s walk out in nature it’s fine but if it’s like something u do just to relieve ur anxiety and that’s all u want from it then it may be a compulsion
Yeah but how do you keep it from turning from a good habit to an unhealthily rigid "I must do this or my anxiety will spike"
@AnonymouslyMe (see bio) I don’t think good habits will become like that. Can u give me an example?
@Rohan kulkarni Like I'll try to meditate everyday because I want to, then it turns into"if I don't meditate, my anxiety spikes more than it would have if I never started meditating just because I've failed my routine"
@AnonymouslyMe (see bio) Not exactly, but something like that
@AnonymouslyMe (see bio) I think those are not compulsive because u are trying to not act on those thought a tell ur brain are there is no danger by calming down and not obsessing over those thoughts
@Rohan kulkarni I don't think we're on the same page here
@AnonymouslyMe (see bio) Oh sorry I couldn’t understand
@Rohan kulkarni Wish I could be if more help
@Rohan kulkarni Sorry for the late reply. It's fine. I'd rather drop the topic though, for health reasons
I understand wat your tlk bout I looked up excersizes and rote them down so I could do them maybe the first few times there’s no order to it but then I gotta do it exactly the way it’s rote down and if I don’t do all the excersizes in the order I feel wierd and if I don’t have a chance to do them at all I feel wierd it’s suppose to be a relaxing healthy thing to excersize kind of have a good habit then it turns into work you gotta do each 1 and you gotta do it just rite everything good you try to do turns into a habit basically.
I have alot of ocd problems that are like this like everday things you have to do like getting dressed and showering just things you do everday turn into habits now I gotta change my clothes everday in a certain order then put on deodorant use qtips 1 for each ear then wipe my face wit cleanseing pads then put my hair up I’ve been doing that everyday for years and I shower everyday also which becomes a habit I get in get my body wet a certain way get soap wash my body in a certain order left arm rite arm chest stomach left leg rite leg privates then my bottom my back then done and then I rinse off in the same order I shave left armpit rite armpit left leg rite leg then privates I also wash my hair in a particular order it’s suppose to be an everyday normal relaxing thing but for some reason daily things need to be done in order it’s not necessarily a debilitating thing it’s just aggravating you gotta do things a certain way sometimes I wanna just run threw things like normal maybe I don’t have time to do something one day I’d like to just be able to do it like a normal person but I can’t rite now.
I would say to try your best to not analyze this as it can lead to emotional reasoning. It really begins with consistently practicing foundational steps whatever that looks like for you. Educating yourself, learning with a NOCD therapist, attending webinars, etc. I read an article yesterday by a Dr. Greenberg about rumination and it really covers how even asking things like this are typically forms of rumination and analyzing. So instead how about you sit with the doubt, discomfort, anxiety, and get back to whatever it is you were doing before. Were you reading, eating, exercising?… good, go and do something for yourself, not to avoid thoughts…but to focus on what actually matters to you.